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Apr 24, 2014

CLE

ADA & FMLA Compliance Update

Chicago, Illinois, USA
In this program unique to NELI, we bring together a distinguished panel, including EEOC representatives, to discuss every major aspect of evolving ADA and FMLA law. On Day One, we will focus on the latest litigation/agency developments under the ADA Amendments Act concerning the definition of “disability,” including practical training tips for supervisors to avoid "regarding" an individual as dis...

NELI
Apr 24, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Licensing transactions are more complex and more important than ever. The constantly evolving legal, regulatory and technical landscape drives the need to stay current in a wide variety of key areas. Whether utilized to develop technology, expand or create market opportunities, or generate returns from existing assets, managing complex licensing transactions requires a broad and varied toolkit.&nb...

Practising Law Institute
Apr 28, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Consumer Financial Services Institute (19th Annual)

Chicago, Illinois, USA
On July 16, 2013, the Senate confirmed Richard Cordray for a five-year term as the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB has been involved in a whirlwind of regulatory, supervisory and enforcement activities since it began operations during 2011 and this level of activity is certain to intensify. In addition to the CFPB, state attorneys general and other federal reg...

Practising Law Institute
Apr 29, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2014

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Joint ventures between large companies or with start-up or other smaller companies are now an everyday occurrence. Partnerships have long been the tried and true form for the holding and operation of real estate, and since the 1981 Act, for the conduct of closely-held business operations as well. Further, the increase in the number of joint ventures to develop large-scale projects, the rise of the...

Practising Law Institute
Apr 30, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Understanding Employment Law 2014

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Whether you are new to the field, seeking a quick refresher, or if your law practice only touches upon employment law issues, this jam-packed employment law primer is designed for you. Our experienced and knowledgeable faculty will lead you through the major regulations and case law governing the employer/employee relationship and offer practical pointers ranging from hiring to firing and everythi...

Practising Law Institute
Apr 30, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Staying Out of Trouble: What Every Attorney Must Know About Ethics 2014

Chicago, Illinois, USA
This program will address fundamentals of ethical and professional responsibility, as well as current developments impacting the practice of inside counsel and lawyers in private practice. Topics to be reviewed include: privilege and waiver, conflicts and consent, and the thorny ethical issues involved in representing an organization and its constituent parts and representatives. The program will ...

Practising Law Institute
Apr 30, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Ethics for Litigators 2014

Chicago, Illinois, USA
At this two-hour program, you will learn, from an outstanding panel of litigators, judges, and ethics experts, practical solutions to these timely ethics issues for litigators:Ethical issues in representing the former employees of a corporate client Conflicts within a firm: navigating the rules in today’s mobile and cross-border world Ethics and social media Providing unbundled legal services in I...

Practising Law Institute
Apr 30, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Ethics for Financial Industry Lawyers 2014

Chicago, Illinois, USA
The program will review the professional responsibility issues confronting lawyers who advise clients in connection with securities and derivatives transactions, including the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act.Who the client is - organizations, not officers When to report wrongdoing: internally (up the corporate ladder and to the Board) and externally (to regulators) SEC professional responsibi...

Practising Law Institute
May 8, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Corporate Compliance and Ethics Institute 2014

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Legal and compliance risks for organizations are higher than ever before. Compliance and ethics programs to help organizations manage legal risks should no longer be considered optional. And as the need for compliance and ethics programs has increased, government standards on these programs have become increasingly specific. In short, at no time has promoting and maintaining an ethical corporate c...

Practising Law Institute
May 12, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Illinois MCLE Marathon 2014

Chicago, Illinois, USA
PLI's Illinois MCLE Marathon is specifically designed to help attorneys practicing in Illinois meet their MCLE requirements, as well as learn about best practices and new and emerging issues. If your last name begins with letters A-M (and you are not newly-admitted), June 30, 2014 is the completion deadline for your two year reporting period, at which time you must have finished 30 hours of MCLE c...

Practising Law Institute
May 13, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2014: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing

Chicago, Illinois, USA
This program is directed to patent prosecuting and litigating attorneys and patent agents with or without a Patent Office registration number or little patent experience. It will focus on teaching the basics of claim drafting, patent application preparation and prosecution, as well as a review of recent developments in the law. A litigator’s perspective is presented to show how drafting and prosec...

Practising Law Institute
May 14, 2014

Workshop

Anti-Corruption Compliance Executive Roundtable - Chicago

Chicago, Illinois, USA
The Red Flag Group's Executive Roundtable Series will come again to the US, Europe and APAC region. Don’t miss this opportunity to join us in a city near you. These interactive, case study based workshops focus on how to develop and implement a successful anti-corruption compliance programme. Hosted by Scott Lane, Chairman of The Red Flag Group, our Executive Roundtables have been extremely well ...

The Red Flag Group
May 15, 2014

CLE

Employment Law Conference - Mid-Year

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Our Mid-Year Employment Law Conference: The definitive advanced-level update of the most important developments affecting the employment policies and practices of business and government. Topics include: Developments in EEO Law; Growing Surge in Retaliation and Whistleblowing; Employment, Termination & Severance Agreements; e-Workplace: Access, Security and Privacy in the Era of "The Cloud," ...

NELI
May 20, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2014

Chicago, Illinois, USA
At this perennial favorite, our experienced faculty will walk you through all of the steps associated with acquiring and selling a privately held company, whether it is a large independent corporation, a division or subsidiary of a large public company, or a smaller venture capital-backed or family-owned entrepreneurial enterprise.  You will learn about the special issues that apply when a pr...

Practising Law Institute
Jun 10, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Internal Investigations 2014

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Knowing how to conduct efficient and effective internal investigations is key to protecting your clients or company. Companies and their counsel need to be diligent and proactive in identifying risks and remedying potential issues. At this program, an expert faculty will review the fundaments of conducting an effective and efficient investigation, and touch on the many more nuanced and practical i...

Practising Law Institute
Jun 12, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2014

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Copyright law continues to be pulled in different directions, and the increasing tension between it and developing technologies is being tested regularly. Attend this program in order to better understand this dynamic practice area and learn how to find solutions to various challenges that arise for your clients. Throughout the program you will build a strong foundation of copyright law’s core pri...

Practising Law Institute
Jun 13, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Fundamentals of Trademark Law in the Global Marketplace 2014

Chicago, Illinois, USA
We live in a brand-driven world, where the goodwill associated with a company and its brand can be one of its most valuable assets. That’s where trademark law comes in. This program, geared towards attorneys with minimal knowledge of trademark law or for those seeking a refresher of its essential tenets, will provide attendees with a thorough background, ranging from terminology and types of marks...

Practising Law Institute
Jun 13, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Medical Marijuana in Illinois

Chicago, Illinois, USA
This seminar will cover topics directly relevant to Illinois' medical marijuana legalization process, including the Federal versus State conflict issues and State versus local law conflicts. It will also provide the practical advice potential licensees and their attorneys need to know. Attendees will hear directly from leading practitioners and state officials about the changes and progress alon...

The Seminar Group
Jun 18, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

ERISA Litigation

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Program Co-Chairs: Deborah Davidson, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Chicago, IL Lisa M. Gomez, Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP, New York, NY Todd Jackson, Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson, P.C., Oakland, CA Karen Mock, Senior Trial Attorney, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor, Atlanta, GA Approaching ERISA from a litigation perspective, this program emphasizes the practical, no...

ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits
Jun 20, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Long-Term Disability Benefits Advanced Seminar

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Program Co-Chairs: Deborah Davidson, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Chicago, IL Lisa M. Gomez, Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP, New York, NY Todd Jackson, Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson, P.C., Oakland, CA Karen Mock, Senior Trial Attorney, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor, Atlanta, GA The majority of cases litigated under ERISA involve claims for long-term disability benefi...

ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits
Jul 14, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Privacy and Data Security Law Institute (Fifteenth Annual)

Chicago, Illinois, USA
This program focuses on current critical issues of information privacy, cybersecurity and data protection faced by all companies. The Internet and evolving mobile and virtualized information technologies, wired and wireless, have prompted the development of powerful tools for the collection, processing, storage and use of personal information. More than ever, businesses are becoming digital and da...

Practising Law Institute
Jul 24, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2014: What Every Practicing Lawyer Needs to Know

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Accounting is a language of business. Because attorneys encounter accounting information in a wide range of legal issues, it is critical for lawyers to understand financial statements and core accounting concepts. This practical course, specifically designed for the non-accountant attorney, will provide an understanding of financial statements and the key principles of accounting, using real-life ...

Practising Law Institute
Jul 31, 2014

CLE

Employment Discrimination Law Update

Chicago, Illinois, USA
This is the definitive annual advanced-level update of the most significant developments in EEO and their impact on employment practices. Topics covered include: Developments in Equal Employment Opportunity; Recent Legislative Activity and Agency Initiatives; Harassment and Internal Investigations Update; Escalation in Retaliation and Whistleblowing; The e-Workplace: Access, Security and Priv...

NELI
Sep 9, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2014

Chicago, Illinois, USA
The M&A markets were relatively flat throughout 2013, punctuated by episodic but unsustained bursts of activity. The variability in deal activity creates uncertainty and rewards preparedness. Now more than ever, it is critical for dealmakers and their counsel to stay abreast of the latest trends and forecasts. Will the tough markets of the last several years give way to greater stability and o...

Practising Law Institute
Sep 10, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

International Tax Issues 2014

Chicago, Illinois, USA
As the world’s economies grow increasingly integrated, the international tax laws of the U.S. impact a greater percentage of businesses and transactions.  These international tax rules affect not only large U.S. and foreign-based multinationals, but also increasingly affect mid-sized and smaller firms, financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and other commercial activity.  As a...

Practising Law Institute